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Support from Morris Animal Foundation fuels research for three CVM faculty members
Three College of Veterinary Medicine researchers—Erin Dickerson, PhD; Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD; and Derek Korpela, DVM, PhD candidate—each received a grant from Morris Animal Foundation of Denver, Colo., to further their innovative studies in canine cancer research.
This faculty team shares a passion to investigate an aggressive disease, hemangiosarcoma, which is rapidly fatal in dogs. These researchers are tackling it—and other incurable cancers—from every angle:
While Tim O’Brien, DVM, PhD, and his team aren’t the first to develop lab-made brain organoids–known as “mini-brains”–they are the first to discover a high-yielding and efficient way to construct them.
A College of Veterinary Medicine professor and division head of Comparative Pathology in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, O’Brien hoped that by exposing induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells to a hydrogel, he and his team could grow the IPS cells in 3-D.
Sarah Neuser, ’19, began her work as president-elect of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) in March 2017. She will move into the presidency following the induction ceremony in Philadelphia on March 17.
SAVMA aims to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students in improving their lives, education, and career.
Dogs and humans share a particularly deadly form of brain cancer: glioblastoma. A new five-year canine cancer research project, awarded to the University of Minnesota, may improve survival rates in dogs and give researchers more insight into glioblastoma to apply to human trials. The $2.7 million grant funded as part of the 21st Century Cures Act by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, is led by Dr. Liz Pluhar, professor of veterinary surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has adopted a Diversity Plan as an extension of its 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. The plan was developed through extensive input and review by college faculty, staff, and students.